Some DC power, a bit of vendor M&A, and a couple of 5G deployments:
365 Data Centers has been busy down in Florida. They have added more power capabilities to the company’s facility in Tampa. The new Vertiv Netsure 8000 power plant adds 4,000 amps of A&B DC power, with expansion capacity of up to four times that. 365’s facility is at at 655 North Franklin Street and offers 31K total square feet.
Juniper Networks has made another inorganic move, announcing a definitive agreement to acquire Netrounds. Netrounds specializes in vendor-agnostic, software-based test and assurance for fixed and mobile networks. Juniper will leverage those capabilities for its automated WAN solutions, such as for testing a 5G network slice before deployment.
Orange and Schneider Electric have been putting 5G to work in industrial environments. They’ve been running a trial at the latter’s Le Vaudreuil factory, deploying an indoor, private, virtualized network. The network is aimed at supporting augmented reality for technicians and remote visits via telepresence robots. Five indoor 5G antennas were installed, enabling 1Gbps downloads across 2,000 square meters of production space.
And Ericsson and Three have teamed up to bring 5G to Ireland. The two have launched the nextgen wireless tech across 315 sites around the country, with initial coverage to 35% of the population. Another 500 sites are set to be deployed in 2021. The project leverages Ericsson’s fully virtualized 5G Core and a range of other Ericsson gear and software of course.
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